Gigantic Holiday IPA Bottle Release w/ Brewer and Tasting
Nov
20
5:00 PM17:00

Gigantic Holiday IPA Bottle Release w/ Brewer and Tasting

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Join us for the psychedelic bottle release of ‘The Cat Ate My Stash and Pissed on the Xmas Tree’ IPA. This beer first made its appearance at last year’s Holiday Ale Fest. Getting it’s inspiration from hoppy winter offerings of the west coast this tasty little bugger is sure put a smile on up any scrooges winter day.

“The Cat” will be on draft in the Biercafe along with bottles in store. For all of your drinking pleasure we will also be pouring End of Reason Belgian style Quad.

Wade the Gigantic beer guy will be in the bottle shop performing a tasting of everything Gigantic has to offer, which is 10 plus beers right now.

Ben Love, founding brewer, and all around great guy will be co-hosting in the Biercafe.

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Pelican Mother of All Storms & Bad Santa Black Friday Bash
Nov
23
5:00 PM17:00

Pelican Mother of All Storms & Bad Santa Black Friday Bash

Who needs the mall when you have Pelican’s Mother of All Storms? Join us for a very post-holiday event featuring the release of this years MOAS.

Along with this stellar lineup of Barley wine we will also host a Bad Santa gift giveaway with the “Bad Santa” himself. Folks will be given a raffle ticket for the chance to choose a gift-wrapped prize. What is it? A Pelican hat, or a t-shirt, or is it a lump of coal? No matter whether you are nice or naughty the Bad Santa will reward you with a treat to get you in the holiday swing.

Draft list will include:

  • Stormwatcher's - Winterfest Barley Wine (2012)

  • Stormwatcher's - Winterfest Barley Wine (2013)

  • Mother of All Storms - Bourbon Barrel-aged Barley Wine (2014)

  • Mother of All Storms - Bourbon Barrel-aged Barley Wine (2016)

  • Mother of All Storms - Bourbon Barrel-aged Barley Wine (2018)

  • Bad Santa - Cascadian Dark Ale

The fun continues.

Pelican opened their vault for us to raid and we scored some great vintage bottles for you. Listed below is what we will have to go.

Vintage Bottles for Sale:

  • Mother of All Storms (2012)

  • Mother of All Storms (2014)

  • Mother of All Storms (2015)

  • Mother of All Storms (2016)

  • Mother of All Storms (2017)

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Bend Brewing Tasting and Meet the Brewer
Nov
27
5:00 PM17:00

Bend Brewing Tasting and Meet the Brewer

We welcome the good folks from Bend Brewing for a night of good cheer and fine libations.

Established in 1995 BBC (Bend Brewing Co) has been making some of the best and most award winning beer coming out of central Oregon. With a production expansion and the addition of their grand outdoor patio space at their downtown Bend pub, BBC is sure going to turn some heads in the years to come.

Try all of their beers, chat with the owner, head brewer and a few BBC teammates and see for yourself why they’ve been doing their thing -- and doing it well -- as log as they have.

Tasting will include:

  • Camp Beer -Light Lager

  • Exploregon - Hoppy Lager

  • Tropic Pines - Juicy IPA

  • Hop Head - Imperial IPA

  • Stumpthumpin’ - Coffee Brown Ale

  • Sno’D In - Winter Ale

As usual we will come up with something to put on tap in the Biercafe so keep an eye on the draft list for updates.

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An Introduction Garden Path Fermentation
Nov
29
5:00 PM17:00

An Introduction Garden Path Fermentation

We are excited to help introduce Garden Path Fermentation to Oregon. We will be pouring four beverages in the Biercafe, and we will have a small selection of bottles in the bottle shop to go.

Since we are not too familiar with Garden Path Fermentation, we’ll let them share a bit of history and what they’re all about in their words:

Garden Path Fermentation’s co-creators, Ron Extract and Amber Watts, have a long history in the brewing industry. Most recently, they were at Jester King Brewery in Austin, TX, where Ron was an owner and managing partner, and Amber helped manage the tasting room and front office. While it was inspiring to be part of the team that helped Jester King grow into a world-class farmhouse brewery, Ron and Amber were ready to start their own project from the ground up.

Garden Path Fermentation is a brewery/winery/cidery/meadery in beautiful Skagit County in the far northwest corner of Washington State. We focus on the slow fermentation of local products—Skagit grains, honey, and fruit, and Northwest hops—all of which are fermented in oak with our native yeast culture cultivated from the air, flowers, and fruits of the Skagit Valley.

Draft list will include:

  • The Garden Paths Led to Flowered

  • The Subtle Blend Raspberry Barrels

  • The Dry Hopped Streams Well

  • The Curious Mix Methods

Bottle offerings will include:

  • The Curious Mix Methods

  • The Dry Table Mead

  • The Garden Path Led to Flowered

Ron and Amber will be here to take you on a guided tour of their fermented products. Look closely, we have a mead on the list.

The guided tasting is open to anyone. Simply purchase a flight at the bar in the Biercafe and join us on the back patio. Tasting will start around 5:30 in our covered and heated back patio. Ron and Amber will walk you down the path, sharing stories of inspiration and talk a bit about the beverages themselves.

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Alesong Blender's Circle Beer Pick up & Meet the Blender
Nov
14
5:00 PM17:00

Alesong Blender's Circle Beer Pick up & Meet the Blender

Meet Alesong’s owner, blender and master craftsman, Matt Van Wyk.

If you are a Blenders Circle member this is your Portland opportunity to pick up your allocation of this quarter’s beers. If you are not a member but have questions or have been meaning to sign up, come down chat with Matt and do it!

Beers on draft will include:

  • Rhino Suit – First released back in 2016 and it’s back. This spirits barrel-aged imperial milk stout has flavors of vanilla and coconut over the velvety chocolatey malty profile of the base stout.

  • Four Merchants – Matured Four Brothers quad in red wine barrels with just the right blend of spices to complement the complex flavors of the base Belgian-style quad.

  • Raspberry Parliament – Inspired by the red and brown ales from the Flanders region in Belgium, we initially matured this unique wild ale in Oregon Pinot Noir barrels. It was then moved into second-use charred American oak barrels that formerly held bourbon with Oregon raspberries to provide tart and sweet flavors that marry with the mild oak and funkadelic yeast complexities.

  • Farm Fresh – Fall in the Pacific Northwest brings the harvest of one of our beer-loving state’s most prized crops - hops! Alesong took advantage of this year’s bounty by stuffing fresh Centennial hops from nearby Norton Hop Farm into barrels of an aged, light-bodied, and tart farmhouse ale.

All of these draft beers will be available to the general public along with a limited amount of Rhino Suit and Raspberry Parliament bottles.

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Nov
13
5:00 PM17:00

Matchless & Mirage Collaboration Release Party

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Join us as we celebrate a great friendship with great beer. Brewers form both Matchless & Mirage will be here to revel in the glory of their collaboration.

Grain Mechanics Helles-style lager (the collaboration) will be on tap and in cans, to go.

Along with the collaboration Grain Mechanics we will be pouring these other fine beers.

-Matchless Clarity Found IPA - The second installment in clear (but not really) IPAs features Comet and Cashmere hops. 
-Matchless Blueberry Master Blend
-Mirage RAON LÙTHA - A tart blend of barrel-fermented wild ale, saison aged for a year in Rosé of Pinot Noir barrels, and acid beer fermented solera-style in a foeder.
-Mirage Pink Mink DIPA - A NE-style Double IPA triple dry-hopped with Mosaic, Citra, Simcoe, and Motueka

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Yachats Brewing Tasting
Nov
12
5:00 PM17:00

Yachats Brewing Tasting

Yachats Brewery + Farmstore has been a center for craft, place and culture since it’s founding in 2013. Located on the Oregon coast they’re producing some of the most unique beverages in the area.

Bottle pours will include:

  • Cetacea - Saison w/ Szechuan Peppercorns

  • Kreik - Flanders Style ale w/ Cherries

  • Salal - Sour Ale w/ Salal Berries

  • Peach - Oak Fermented Saison w/ Peaches

SeaBerry Sour (a lacto sour ale w/ Buckthorn berries) will be on draft.

So come taste the wide array of funky fresh beers, ask about their odd ingredients, and see for yourself why people are making the long trek to Yachats Oregon.

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Ascendant Brewing WW Cider & Beer Pro/Am keg tapping
Nov
8
5:00 PM17:00

Ascendant Brewing WW Cider & Beer Pro/Am keg tapping

Our dear friend Jason Jamie and Ascendant brewing teamed up for this years Willamette Week’s Beer and Cider Pro/Am and we’re excited to show off what kind of skills this guys got.

Beers will include:

Wrath Of Pekahn - (Jason’s Pro/Am Beer) A Bock-style lager brewed with Pecans

Glow and Plunder - A German style Pilsner brewed w/ all Southern Hemisphere hops

Jason and the good folks from Ascendant brewing here to chat about the Pro/Am experience and all things Ascendant Brewing.

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The Dark Side of Beer w/ AleSmith
Nov
6
12:00 PM12:00

The Dark Side of Beer w/ AleSmith

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Our Days of Darkness celebration continues with a Speedway Grand Prix Event.

We will be tapping AleSmith’s famed Speedway Stout along side some pretty cool variants.

The variants will include:

  • Vietnamese Speedway - w/ Vietnamese coffee

  • Mokasida Speedway - w/ Ethiopian coffee

  • Jamaican Blue Mountain Speedway - w/ Jamaican coffee

  • Hawaiian Speedway - w/ Ka'u Coffee, Coconut, and Vanilla

  • Celestial Dawn Speedway - w/ NOLA Celestial Dawn coffee

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The Dark Side of Beer w/ Prairie Artisan Ales
Nov
4
12:00 PM12:00

The Dark Side of Beer w/ Prairie Artisan Ales

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Our Days of Darkness celebration continues with a tapping of Prairie’s famous Imperial Stout, Bomb!, which has been deconstructed for you. Each component listed below will be on tap and served together in a flight for you to create your own “Bomb!” blend.

  • Coffee

  • Vanilla

  • Chocolate

  • Chili

All of the above beers are an imperial stout base with a the single adjunct added.

Along with these components we will also be pouring the “constructed’ Bomb! for comparison.

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Founders CBS Release
Nov
2
5:00 PM17:00

Founders CBS Release

We are hosting Founders for the release of CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout), both on draft and in bottles.

For those whom may not yet be familiar with this beer. CBS is a maple syrup Bourbon barrel aged coffee chocolate imperial stout, which Founders describes as a beer with rich maple syrup, roasted coffee and velvety chocolate meld together in what can only be described as a transcendental drinking experience.

On tap in the Biercafe will be:

  • Founders Canadian Breakfast Stout 2017

  • Founders Canadian Breakfast Stout 2018

  • Founders KBS 2018

  • Founders Curmudgeon’s Better Half 2018

Along with this great draft list Monk’s Deli will be serving up a “Canadian Breakfast Sandwich” using the very maple syrup that was once aged in the same bourbon barrels as CBS!!!

Come to The Dark Side! We have beer!…and sandwiches!

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The Dark Side of Beer Celebration
Nov
2
to Nov 6

The Dark Side of Beer Celebration

As we "fall back" to standard time, we are going to The Dark Side with special drafts of imperial stouts starting on Nov. 2 and running through Nov. 7 -- the Days of Darkness!

Along with the release of Founders CBS we will also be tapping special kegs from Prarie, AleSmith, Great Notion, Fremont, and others.

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Stone's Night of the Gargoyle
Oct
26
5:00 PM17:00

Stone's Night of the Gargoyle

We're going to get spooky with Stone! Plenty of treats to be had, featuring a candy & beer pairing flight, raffle, and some surprises. Tarot Reader Rhiannon and Faerie Hair Sparkler Sera will be on site after 6 PM (additional costs for their services). Special Stone beers will be pouring:

  • Enjoy By 10.31.2018 DIPA

  • ParaXtranormal IPA

  • Totalitarian Imperial Russian Stout

  • Double Bastard 2015 Strong Ale

Costumes encouraged! The Gargoyle will be waiting ...

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Modern Times Devil's Night Pumpkin Carving/Decorating Night
Oct
24
6:00 PM18:00

Modern Times Devil's Night Pumpkin Carving/Decorating Night

Bring your own pumpkin (BYOP) for an evening of gourd carving, decorating and great beer with Modern Times! For the occasion, and to inspire you with your pumpkin creations, we will be pouring three Devil's Teeth Strong Ale variants:

  • Bourbon Barrel-Aged Devil's Teeth with Macadamia Nuts, Coconut & Cocoa

  • Bourbon Barrel-Aged Devil's Teeth with NOLA Coffee & Almonds on Nitro

  • Bourbon Barrel-Aged Devil's Teeth with Hazelnut, Vanilla & Coffee

You can take your carved/decorated pumpkin home or leave it on display at Belmont Station for all to see.

The winning pumpkin carver gets a special tour of the Modern Times brewery! Now that's something to go out of your gourd over!

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Swift Heirloom Draft Launch & Meet the Brewer
Oct
15
5:00 PM17:00

Swift Heirloom Draft Launch & Meet the Brewer

Swift Cider releases the first small batch of its long-awaited Heirloom cider series at Belmont Station TONIGHT! Guests can try draft pours of Batch 1: The Sauvie Island Keeve . Founder and head cider maker Aidan Currie will be in-house to tell us more about his plans to release a few small batches monthly featuring distinctive blends of rare estate-grown cider apples from Sauvie Island. Get your first taste here!

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Bale Breaker/Crux Way Two Fresh IPA Release Party
Oct
5
5:00 PM17:00

Bale Breaker/Crux Way Two Fresh IPA Release Party

Two breweries making the same Fresh Hop beer at the same time! Come try Way Two Fresh Double IPA -- both versions -- on tap in the Biercafe. Then stick around for some other great offerings from both Bale Breaker and Crux Fermentation Project:

Bale Breaker:

Citra Slicker IPA (Collaboration w/ Cloudburst)

Piled High Fresh Hop IPA

Crux:

Dr. Jack Fresh Hop IPA

Off the Fence Fresh Hop Pale Ale

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Grains of Wrath/Great Notion Collab Release Party
Oct
2
5:00 PM17:00

Grains of Wrath/Great Notion Collab Release Party

Straight West Coastin' Double IPA: As the name would lead you to believe, it's not hazy, but it is pure West Coast. Join brew crew members from both breweries as we tap this tasty treat. We also will have these beers from the breweries to enjoy:

Grains of Wrath:

  • Scatterbrained Fresh Hop IPA

  • Bines that Tie Experimental IPA (w/Sabro Experimental Hop)

  • Vienna Lager (recent bronze medal winner at GABF!)

Great Notion:

  • Key Lime Pie Sour

  • Wiggle IPA

  • Full Grown Hazy IPA

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Oktoberfest at Belmont Station!
Sep
21
to Oct 7

Oktoberfest at Belmont Station!

Get your Oompah on with us! During all of the official Oktoberfest celebration (meaning, the one in Munich), we will be featuring special liters of Oktoberfest drafts, and Monk's Deli will be cooking up some tasty German-style sausages in the food cart. Make sure to stop in the bottle shop to grab some Okto beers to take home! It's going to be a lager-licious good time!

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Left Hand Brewing's 25th Birthday Party
Sep
20
5:00 PM17:00

Left Hand Brewing's 25th Birthday Party

So, Left Hand is turning 25, but YOU get all the goodies! Party games (Pin the Label on the Bottle!), party favors, cake … and even a chance to win your own birthday present! Join us and Left Hand as we celebrate a quarter century of great beers from this iconic Colorado brewery!

We also will have their 25th Anniversary ale on tap, along with some other tasty Left Hand treats -- and bottles of the anniversary ale for sale in the bottle shop to take home!

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Widmer Collaborator Release Party
Sep
6
5:00 PM17:00

Widmer Collaborator Release Party

Join The good folks of Widmer Brother and Sean Sanders, winner of the 2017 Collaborator home brew competition, for the tapping of RaspBEERy Lemonade.

Sean created a very unique beer perfect for the warmer months.

The commercial descriptions reads as such:

"RaspBEERy Lemonade is an American wheat beer best enjoyed on a hot summer day. Fresh raspberry puree and frozen lemonade concentrate pitched mid fermentation create a fun color and flavor profile that will charm your senses and leave onlookers curious."

So come down raise a pint for Sean and consider for yourself entering this legendary Home Brew Competition.

 

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Ninkasi Presents Rose City Comic Con Weekend Passes Giveaway
Sep
5
5:00 PM17:00

Ninkasi Presents Rose City Comic Con Weekend Passes Giveaway

Ninkasi's own Ryan Brentley will be on-site for this spectacular pre-funk party for the Rose City Comic Con, which takes place Sept. 7-9 at the Oregon Convention Center!

Ryan will be raffling off some great Ninkasi gear AND 2 full weekend passes for the Rose City Comic Con. Along with these giveaways we will be pouring some great Ninkasi drafts which will include.

  • Oktoberfest
  • Barrel Aged Ground Control
  • Raspberry Lime Gose
  • Hazy Damnation

So come on in, enjoy some tasty Ninkasi brews and get your name in the drawing! Wear a costume to better your chances of winning. It's going to be FUN! But seriously... wear a costume!

 

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Block 15 Limited Release Bottles & Tasting
Aug
31
12:00 PM12:00

Block 15 Limited Release Bottles & Tasting

Join Block 15's Jacob Oliver for a lunchtime, hourlong tasting of four very special and spectacular limited beers:

Cassidy: Wild Ale with Flowers

Turbulent Consequence, Peche: Spontaneously Fermented Ale with Peaches

Apricot Canary: Wild Golden Ale with Apricots

Golden Ticket: Golden American Barley Wine Matured in Cognac Barrels

We also will have a very limited quantity of each of these beers on sale starting at noon in the bottle shop. Limit one bottle of each per person while supplies last!

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Base Camp Tasting
Aug
9
5:00 PM17:00

Base Camp Tasting

Base Camp will be in the Bottle Shop pouring free samples of a wide variety of flavors and styles.

The tasting will include:

  • S'more Stout - Stout
  • Hop in the Pool Helles - Dry Hopped Lager
  • Send It IPA - West Coast IPA
  • Grisette - Oak fermented w/ Brett
  • Saison Rose - Brewed w/ Pinot Nior grapes & fermented in Oak 
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